Darby and Joan


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Darby and Joan

happily settled elderly couple. [Br. Ballad: Brewer Dictionary, 300]

Darby and Joan

inseparable old-fashioned couple. [Br. Lit.: Espy, 335]
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Heather Connor, from High Spen Darby and Joan Club, said: "We meet once a week to have tea and biscuits and play bingo.
It doesn't matter if the skirt's too big or the blouse too small, this is Miss C, putting the Joan into Darby and Joan
Family flowers only by request donations in lieu of flowers if so desired would be appreciated for Clayton West Darby and Joan Club for which a plate will be provided at the service.
WRVS Colcot Darby and Joan Club in Barry is one of more than 200 groups that were successful in securing a place in the Echo's new Wish campaign.
She said: "If all else fails, we'll end up living together again like Darby and Joan.
For these pensioners it is vital to be able to meet up and have fun, as well as a game of bingo at the High Spen Darby and Joan Club, near Rowlands Gill, Gateshead.
Many of our Darby and Joan Club who attended last year's event may never turn their hearing aids on again, I fear.
It is also home to dance classes, the local Darby and Joan Club and is regularly hired out for family events from birthday parties to weddings and christenings.
Mr Timmis said: "As well as schools and local Methodists we so far have support from the Anglican, Roman Catholic and Pentecostal churches, the village hall committee, WI, horticultural society, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Darby and Joan club."
He worked out how far pensioners would travel by coach and targeted the Darby and Joan clubs of South Yorkshire's mining towns offering a week's full-board for only pounds 6.50.
AS an active member of her local Darby and Joan club, Annie Croft would organise day trips, event and parties for those celebrating special birthdays.
"The picture of this Darby and Joan relationship is not right," she said.